CSU’s Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology (COAST) has recently awarded MLML's Geological Oceanographer Dr. Aiello with a ‘rapid response’ grant to study changes in beach morphology and sand budgets in Monterey Bay during the storm activity associated with the 2015 EL Niño.
Follow this link to learn more: https://geooce.mlml.calstate.edu/
Read an article based on Dr. Kenneth Coale's and Peter Weiss-Penzias (UC Santa Cruz) work titled "Mercury Found In Fog Off California Coast".
Antarctic research stations are local point sources for persistent organic pollutants (POPs) including HBCD (hexabromocyclododecane) which is a flame retardant commonly used in polystyrene insulation. Despite recent improvements in wastewater treatment, contaminants are reaching the Southern Ocean via wastewater discharges, and are found in the local marine organisms.
All of SCINI’s mechanical, electronic, and software files are available free for download at: https://bitbucket.org/scinirov
MLML faculty member Dr. Kenneth Coale is featured in a short news segment, commenting on Monterey Bay's currently turquoise waters.
To see the whole story and video, check out KION's website: http://www.kionrightnow.com/news/local-news/why-is-the-water-so-blue-in-the-monterey-bay/34318810
Dr. Michael Graham of the Phycology Lab at MLML comments on the appearance of sea lettuce on beaches in Sand City and Seaside, California. Safe, and edible, the appearance of sea lettuce is nothing to be alarmed about and is a product of good light and nutrients in the area.